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WhatsApp Is Finally Working On An ‘Edit Button’ For Text Messages As A Future Update For All Users

If you’re up to date with WhatsApp, we bet you noticed the company announcing some major functionalities that are currently under development. Some future updates could possibly entail group polls to even a Premium service for users, and that just goes to show the list of dynamic changes in the pipeline is plenty.

But recently, thanks to experts at Wabetainfo, we’re getting more information on a new update that entails editing text messages. The new feature will be applicable to users on Android, iOS, and even desktops!

The news is exciting because it appears the popular messaging platform is finally putting the due focus on an area that many have been requesting and that’s related to messaging features.

Recently, we saw the app introduce the option to react to messages but now it appears they’re going to let users edit their own texts as a part of the new update.

The feature isn’t too new as it was announced for social platforms like Twitter, almost five years back. However, WhatsApp failed to pay heed and discarded the thought, after just five days. But now that we’re hearing more reports about a new edit button that users will use for text messages, the anticipation is building again amongst avid users.

Gone are the days when users were worried about typos ruining conversations because now, all you need to do is click edit after you sent out a message. But wait, you won’t be seeing any edit history but the fact that the update is still in the experimental phase means we might be getting some surprises if the company decides to change its mind.

We also don’t have any news on what the exact time window would be to make such changes for now but whenever they’re released, we’ll surely inform you. For now, that’s all the details we have and that means there’s no date yet for the launch. But we’ll definitely keep you posted on more news regarding the rollout.

With over a billion users worldwide, WhatsApp has turned into the single biggest instant messaging platform bar none. In spite of the fact that this is the case, the messaging app doesn’t have any of the latest features that its smaller scale competitors have been offering for quite some time now. The app managed to grow thanks to its acquisition by Facebook, but its inferiority when compared to competitors became hard to ignore.  WhatsApp has attempted to cover some ground by including new features over the past two years including image reactions, multi device usage as well as larger size caps for files that are sent over the platform. The latest feature that the platform is testing, is the option to edit sent messages, and with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that most other major messaging apps including Telegram, Discord and Slack have already had such a feature for ages so this update has been a long time coming.

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